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Stomach Cancer Treatment By Stage

One of the most important factors affecting treatment of stomach cancer is the stage (or extent) of the disease. The stages of stomach cancer include stages 0 through IV and recurrent stomach cancer. The following article breaks down options for stomach cancer treatment by stage of the disease.

Stomach Cancer Treatment by Stage: An Introduction

Stomach cancer treatment options vary based on factors such as:
 
 
In this eMedTV article, the term "stomach cancer" is used to refer to gastric adenocarcinoma (cancer of the glandular tissue in the stomach). Gastric adenocarcinoma is the most common type of stomach cancer. Other types of stomach cancer include lymphomas (cancers involving the lymphatic system) and sarcomas (cancers of the connective tissue, such as muscle, fat, or blood vessels).
 
(Click Lymphoma for information about a less common type of cancer that may develop in the stomach.)
 
In general, stomach cancer treatment options can include:
 
 
Stages of stomach cancer include:
 
  • Stage 0 (carcinoma in situ)
  • Stage I
  • Stage II
  • Stage III
  • Stage IV
  • Recurrent.
 
The remainder of this article breaks down options for stomach cancer treatment by stage of the disease.
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